Play Therapy

The team is made up of qualified play therapists experienced in working with children and young people with a range of presenting behaviours.
The team are able to carry out assessments to identify the emotional needs of pupils and how these are impacting on learning and behaviour. Recommendations may include individual therapy, therapy to include family members, therapeutic group work, group therapy or tailored staff training in responding therapeutically to children displaying distressed behaviour.
Play therapy is a gentle yet effective technique which can lead the child on a life changing journey to a more hopeful and positive place.
 

How do I know which of my pupils would benefit from/need Play Therapy? 

Do you know a child who...?   

 

  • Suffers because of separated/divorced parents?
  • Has nightmares or has disturbed sleep?
  • Is withdrawn or continually unhappy?
  • Has witnessed Domestic Violence?
  •  Finds it difficult to make friends?
  •  Is at risk of being/is excluded from school?
  • Quarrels frequently with peers or siblings?
  • Has suffered trauma or a loss / bereavement
  • Bullies others or is bullied themselves?
  • Has suffered emotional, physical or sexual abuse?
  • Displays inappropriate or challenging behaviour?
  • Is adopted or fostered or in the process of being?
  • Is not realising their full potential -                   academically, or socially?
  • Suffers from anxiety, stress or phobias?